Senior management

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5. GH Rhodes CA(SA)

Managing director: Nashua Office Automation
Appointed in 1981
Born 12 November 1954

Graham completed his high school studies at Glenwood High School, followed by his Bachelor of Commerce and Chartered Accountancy degrees through the University of Natal Durban Campus. He passed the board examination in 1980.
He joined Barlows Tractor Division in 1981 and has enjoyed a number of job promotions and transfers around the country. In 1988 he was transferred to Nashua as financial manager, becoming financial director in 1991 and general manager in 2005.
He was appointed managing director of Nashua Office Automation on 1 October 2008.

6. CN Scoble BBusSci

Managing director: Nashua Mobile
Appointed in 1985
Born 26 January 1961

Chris was born in Cape Town in 1961. He was educated at Rondebosch Boys’ High. After completion of his National Service he attended UCT where he obtained a Bachelor of Business Science degree, majoring in economics and marketing.
In 1985 Chris joined Nashua as facsimile product manager. He was promoted to marketing manager in 1991 and was appointed to the Nashua board in 1992 as marketing director. In 1993 he assumed the sales portfolio. He was appointed managing director of Nashua Office Automation in 1996 and on 1 October 2008 became managing director of Nashua Mobile.

7. RS Padayachee Elec NTC IV; IMM; MBA

Managing director: Nashua Communications
Appointed in 2005
Born 24 August 1963

Raymond started his career at Siemens Southern Africa in 1982, when he joined the company as an apprentice of the Siemens Engineering Training Scheme. On completion of his apprenticeship he worked at Siemens as an industrial engineer, later as a test engineer and production planner for the Siemens factory in Isando. He moved to Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution as a project engineer. In 1997, he was appointed as sales manager for Siemens Automation and Drives and was later promoted to general manager responsible for sales. In 2002, Raymond was selected by Siemens Germany (AG), for an international delegation programme. During this time he worked on various international projects in Asia, Middle East, Africa and South America.
In October 2005, he returned to South Africa and joined Siemens Telecommunications (Pty) Limited as managing director for Enterprise Networks. He was appointed to the position of chief executive officer for SEC on 1 October 2006 during which time he transitioned the carve out of SEC, RSA from Siemens Telecommunications (Pty) Limited to a standalone entity. SEC is now known as Nashua Communications (Pty) Limited.

8. MCA Maddox BA Econ; Snr Exec Prog; Advanced Marketing

Managing director: Nashua Electronics
Appointed in 1983
Born 17 June 1961

Martin has been employed by Reunert since his arrival in South Africa from the UK in 1983. He held the position of group product manager from 1988 to 1990 and was appointed marketing manager until 1991. He was made a director in 1991 and held the position of marketing director, then group marketing director until his appointment in 1997 to the position of managing director: Panasonic Systems Company. Martin has held the position of group managing director since 1999.

9. BJ Korb CA(SA)

Managing director: RC&C Finance
Appointed 1 January 2009
Born 20 February 1975

Bertus completed his accounting articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1997 after which he joined PWC Corporate Finance. He left PwC for the Absa Group in 2001, where he held a number of positions including group capital manager. He founded and headed up Absa Retail Bank’s special projects team before ending his eight year career with Absa as the general manager: finance for Absa Vehicle and Asset Finance.
In January 2009, Bertus was appointed as managing director of RCCF.